October 3, 2009

Yeah, so

this crafting thing has really taken over. I think it may have something to do with my favorite local craft store being located one mile from my house. I find myself looking around the apartment for things that are too plain--things I can transform NOW. Not good for the pocket book, but good for my sanity. I can't believe what a stress-reliever it is. Especially mod podging. It works on everything.

Anyway, my latest project: ugly filing cabinet turned two-drawer mod podged marvel.
Overboard? Yes, probably a little. But now I have a vibrant storage cabinet for our oh-so-important paperwork, bills, etc.

Here's a look at the details. I used some ribbon and recycled craft paper to make it eco-friendly.
The best part about this filing cabinet: it's still not even FINISHED. I need to do something with the sides. I am thinking some mod tree paper cutouts and paint? If you have suggestions, send em my way!

Here's a blog where I get a lot of inspiration. Thanks to my friend, Amy, for introducing me to this Amy.

4 comments:

Andrea said...

Seriously, Crystal, all your mod podging is SO cute! You've inspired me, I'm just looking for something I dare permanently alter, but trust me, I will be following in your footsteps soon.

Amy said...

so cute! Glad you liked the other Amy's blog- she has lots of great ideas! Crafting is a stress reliever for me too... most of the times- the other part of the time I get frustrated it doesn't turn out right. haha

Can't wait to see what other fun things you create!

Crystal Ross said...

Andrea: I can't wait to see what you come up with! I have seen your creativity come alive in those cute cards you make. There's something very exhilarating about permanently altering things around the house. You'll see. It's addicting! For me, it's a rush (does it get any dorkier than that?).



Amy: You are exactly right. Whenever I mess up, I get so pouty and overwhelmed. Usually Chris has to calm me down then help me fix whatever I goofed.

Mod Podge Amy said...

Crystal, thank you for the visit!!! I've love what you've done and I, like Amy, can't wait to see what else you come up with. Yippee!!